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Easy Rustic Chicken Fettuccine
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Easy Rustic Chicken Fettuccine has become a go-to weeknight meal in this house. It is so fast and easy to toss together. You'll want to make it every week!

Course: Dinner, Main Course, One Pot Meal
Cuisine: Pasta
Keyword: Basil, Chicken, Fettuccine, Pasta, Pesto, Tomatoes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Maddy L.
  • 10 oz fettuccine
  • 1.5 c reserved pasta water
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 3 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 T shallot, small diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-6 oz Granny's Pesto See link in the Post Text
  • 2 T pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 3 T olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Basil, dired and fresh (1 t dried, 2T fresh)
  1. Cook pasta per package instructions in salted boiling water. Reserve 2 cups of the pasta water. 

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 T of olive oil and cook tomatoes and shallot, for 5 minutes. Add dried basil and S&P to taste. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.

  3. Add pine nuts, chicken, pesto, S&P to taste and 3/4 c of the pasta water. Stir together and add the pasta. Stir until well combined. Add additional water 1/4 c at a time until desired consistency is reached. 

  4. Place mixture in a serving bowl and cool slightly. Add mozzarella and garnish with fresh basil, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Homemade pesto is great in this dish, but store-bought also works well in a pinch!